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My first build
12-02-2010, 02:41 PM,
#11
RE: My first build
I don't really mind waiting, it's only a $20 rebate and the price I paid for my case was awesome without the rebate.

Multiplier OCing tends to be far easier than overclocking the FSB; the only factors you have to deal with are temperature, vcore and the multiplier itself, where as with overclocking via FSB you have to take into account north bridge voltage, hyper transport speeds, FSB, vcore, etc.
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12-03-2010, 01:44 PM,
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RE: My first build
(12-02-2010, 02:41 PM)Andrew J Wrote: I don't really mind waiting, it's only a $20 rebate and the price I paid for my case was awesome without the rebate.

I'm in the same boat. It's hard for me to be mad about a delay in receiving the rebate cards, when those rebates took what was a couple of good deals and made them downright criminal. Smile

(12-02-2010, 02:41 PM)Andrew J Wrote: Multiplier OCing tends to be far easier than overclocking the FSB; the only factors you have to deal with are temperature, vcore and the multiplier itself, where as with overclocking via FSB you have to take into account north bridge voltage, hyper transport speeds, FSB, vcore, etc.

Yup. And if he was only looking to get the 200MhZ to put the 955 up to stock clock speed of the 965, there really isn't any reason to go the long route.

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12-03-2010, 01:45 PM,
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RE: My first build
Thanks guys, I'm going to stick with the 768 for now unless the 1 gig drops in price a bit more for the holidays. Also, would it be worth it to step up to a SATA-II hdd?
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12-03-2010, 01:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2010, 01:57 PM by Andrew J.)
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RE: My first build
The Spinpoint F3 is a SATA II hard drive. I don't even think they sell SATA 1.5Gbps hard drives on Newegg anymore.
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12-03-2010, 02:06 PM,
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RE: My first build
woops i meant sata-III
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12-03-2010, 02:07 PM,
#16
RE: My first build
In which case, no it's not. SATA III hard drives are a complete marketing gimmick, they yield no performance increase over SATA II.
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12-03-2010, 07:27 PM,
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RE: My first build
To elaborate.
Hard drives don't send and receive data fast enough to be bottlenecked by SATA II. Moving up to SATA III will give you a higher limit on speeds but it doesn't matter since hard drives don't even reach the SATA II limits.
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